Dizzy's Club

Thelonious Monk Himself with Helen Sung

Helen Sung Quartet and special guest Catherine Russell

The spirit of Thelonious Monk fills the House of Swing this weekend, as all three Jazz at Lincoln Center venues celebrate the 2018 Monk Festival. Pianist and composer Helen Sung leads the Dizzy’s Club shows, and she has crafted an extraordinary series that celebrates Monk in song, dance, and as a singular jazz icon, with a different band and unique theme for each evening. “The genius of modern music,” Thelonious Monk was an enormous influence on Sung and her musical evolution from classical to jazz piano. She was a member of the inaugural class of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance and a semifinalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.
For night one of the Monk Festival, Sung draws from vocalist Carmen McRae’s legendary Carmen Sings Monk album, one of the best examples of “vocal Monk.” Sung’s band tonight features saxophonist John Ellis, bassist George DeLancey, and drummer Donald Edwards, with special guest vocalist Catherine Russell interpreting Monk’s iconic melodies. Help us kick off the 2018 Monk Festival in style!

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Dizzy's Club
Broadway and 60th Street
5th Floor


Set Times*

7:30 & 9:30pm nightly

Late Night Session Tues-Sat

Doors Open at 11:15pm

*unless otherwise noted


Reserve by phone
In person after 6pm

daily at the club

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